Lancashire Past

Lancashire History Website and Blog

20th Century


The Mystery of ‘The Mount’ The Preesall War Memorial stands on top of a large mound of unknown origin

Wainwright Memorial, Blackburn  A commemorative toposcope, at a place where Wainwright once gazed upon the distant Lakeland fells

Lowry Statue, Knott End-on- Sea A commemoration of the artist’s visits to the town

Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Garden A monument to one of the 20th Century’s most popular singers

Peel Monument, Accrington The Peel family’s donation to the people of Accrington commemorated

Criffel Stone, Crossens, near Southport  A large glacial erratic, all the way from Scotland

Liverpool Castle Replica  An early 20th Century reproduction of the lost Medieval castle, at Rivington near Horwich


Lancashire Reservoirs

Jumbles Reservoir, Bolton A late 20th Century reservoir, part of a chain that was begun in Victorian times

Ashworth Moor Reservoir, near Heywood In a stunning setting, this reservoir led to the closure of nearby mills

Watergrove Reservoir and Drowned Village  A Victorian village and mills destroyed to make way for clean drinking water for Rochdale


Civic Buildings

The Ruskin Library and Museum, Lancaster A late 20th Century building housing the largest archive of the Victorian visionary John Ruskin


Lancashire Aviation

Early Transatlantic Flights- via Southport  The little know roll of the Ainsdale to Birkdale foreshore playing a vital role in the days of early aviation


Lancashire Mining

Astley Green Colliery: Lancashire Mining Museum A group of volunteers are preserving the unique heritage of a former coal mine

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